Joy Harland Photography Competition

The Joy Harland Memorial Photographic Competition is open to all members of the Horticultural Media Association Australia nationwide and is conducted bi-annually, by HMA Victoria Inc.

Held every two years, the competition commemorates the work and talent of photographer, the late Joy Harland.  Joy was a member of HMA Victoria and is best remembered for her excellence in horticultural photography.‘Remembering Joy’ has been written by Tony Fawcett, HMA Victoria Life Member and good friend of Joy, for those who did not know her.

The photographs entered in this competition are a source of quality cover shots for the HMA News. But as well as being cover shots, the images might be used for other purposes such as on the HMAA website and social media (with credits) but will not used for commercial purposes.

The next competition willbe held in 2017.


While it’s important that the subject of your image is about horticulture, landscapes and gardening, don’t limit your photos to flowers. You might want to focus on foliage, fruits, vegetables or even the roots of plants. Think about beautiful gardens or landscapes or try to capture all elements of nature in your shot. Look around at green spaces in our cities. Think about seasons.

The HMA News comes out quarterly. Really push the envelope and be innovative and creative in your photographs. If you want some tips on to taking garden shots, read Simon Griffith’s Masterclass on our website.


  • The competition calls for pictures suitable for use as the HMA News covers
  • It is important to note that the organising committee reserves the right to use any of the submitted pictures in the HMA News. As well as for other purposes such as the HMA website and social media.
  • The subject matter should be confined to horticulture, landscapes or gardening. But also think about fruit, vegetables, or even plant roots, as well as landscapes.
  • Innovation and creativity will be essential criteria in selecting the finalists.
  • Entries are limited to 15 images per person.
  • While vertical or portrait shots are preferred, horizontal pictures that could be cropped to vertical are acceptable.
  • Please submit your image on a mailed memory stick, (these can be high resolution) or by email (low resolution images of 72dpi are suitable). Be sure that you have labelled the image. Also include a list of the images, together with the name of each photograph.

Entries to be emailed to:

Or posted to

Joy Harland Competition

HMA Victoria

PO Box 175, Mulgrave. 3170